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COVID-19: Singapore confirms 4 new cases, 1 from the dormitories

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SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed four new cases of COVID-19 in Singapore on Tuesday (23 February), taking the country's total case count to 59,883.

There is one new case of locally-transmitted infection.

"Based on our investigations so far, the case resides in a dormitory and there are no new cases in the community," said the ministry.

"In addition, there are three imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore."

This news story will be updated later tonight.

99% of total cases have recovered, 1 in ICU

With 12 more patients discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities on Sunday, 59,731 cases – or 99.8 per cent of the total – have fully recovered from the infection.

Most of the 22 hospitalised cases are stable or improving, and one is in the intensive care unit.

A total of 87 patients – with mild symptoms or are clinically well but still test positive – are isolated and cared for at community facilities.

Apart from 29 patients who have died from COVID-19 complications, 15 others who tested positive for the virus were determined to have died from unrelated causes, including three whose deaths were attributed to a heart attack and another four, whose deaths were attributed to coronary heart disease.

Amongst the 69 confirmed cases reported from 15 to 21 February, 43 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 11 have tested negative, and 15 serology test results are pending.


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